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Actors and patterns of cooperation and conflict
Russia, Norway and the High North - Past, Present, Future
The United States in the 21 Century Arctic
Defining an Interest: The European Union and the High North
The Power of Energy
Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
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Arctic Frontiers 2013/Programme Geopolitics in a Changing Arctic

Programme Geopolitics in a Changing Arctic, Science Section, Part I, 23 January-25 January 

Wednesday 23 January

Cooperation and Conflict in the High North. A historical perspective.

Sven G. Holtsmark

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway

09:15-09:55

 

Arctic Geopolitics in a Global Perspective: From cold periphery to global hotspot?

Paal S. Hilde

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway

12:40-13:00

 

U.S. Security and Defense Policy in Northern Europe: Prospects for a Northern Pirouette

Stephen Flanagan

Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA

13:00-13:10

 

Is Russia a Revisionist Power in the Arctic?

Aleksandr Sergunin

St. Petersburg State University, Russia

13:10-13:20

 

Analysing EU Arctic Policy Process: Actors, Interests and Coherence

Steffen Weber

EU Arctic Institute, Belgium

13:20-13:30

 

Japan and the Arctic: Energy Security, Naval Normalization, and Relations with Russia

Alex Calvo

European University, Spain, Birmingham University, UK, UNED (Spanish Open University), Spain

13:30-13:40

 

Arctic (Geo)Politics: An Emerging Research Agenda

Petra Dolata-Kreutzkamp

Department of Political Economy, King’s College, UK

14:30-15:00

 

The Arctic on the UK’s doorstep: Prevention, precaution and preparedness

Duncan Depledge

Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, Royal United Services Institute, UK

15:00-15:10

 

The Politics of Representation in the Arctic Council: Mediating Internal Interests and External Desires

Valur Ingimundarson

University of Iceland, Iceland

15:10-15:20

 

An Arctic Security Community?

Katrin Keil

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), Germany, The Arctic Institute, USA

15:20-15:30

 

What Role for the Military in a Changing Arctic?

Kristofer Bergh

SIPRI, Sweden

16:10-16:20

 

Emergency Response Management in the Arctic - Driver for Cooperation?

Stefan Steinicke

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Germany

16:20-16-30

 

Risks and Responsible Management of Arctic Resources

Nils Andreas Masvie

Det Norske Veritas, Norway

16:30-16:40

 

Thirsday 24 January

 

The Geopolitics of Asia’s Growing Interest in Arctic Affairs

Arild Moe

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

09:00-09:20

 

China’s Great Power Ambitions and the Arctic

Njord Wegge

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

09:20-09:30

 

China’s Arctic Research and its Wider Implications

Egill Thor Nielsson

Institute of International Affairs, Iceland, Polar Research Institute of China, China

09:30-09:40

 

The Russia-China Relationship – Possible Consequences for the Arctic

Tom Røseth

Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway

09:40-09:50

 

The New Arctic Reality and the Strategic Environment in Northeast Asia: From Japanese Perspective

Shinji Hyodo

National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan

10:45-10:55

 

The Emerging Arctic Strategy of Japan

Fujio Ohnishi

Ocean Policy Research Foundation, Japan

10:55-11:05

 

India and the Changing Arctic

Vijay Sakhuja

Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), India, Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC), India

11:05-11:15

 

The Maritime Tiger: Exploring South Korea’s Interests and Role in the Arctic

Mia Bennett

University of Cambridge, UK, Foreign Policy Association, USA

11:15-11:25

 

Asian Stakes and Arctic Governance

Olav Schram Stokke

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

13:05-13:15

 

The Role and Potential of the Arctic Council in Arctic Marine Shipping Governance

Piotr Graczyk

University of Tromsø, Norway

13:15-13:25

 

Governance of the Arctic Ocean beyond National Jurisdiction: Cooperative Currents, Restless Sea

David VanderZwaag

Dalhousisie University, Canada

13:25-13-35

 

The Adequacy of the Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law to the Arctic Ocean

Ingvild Jakobsen

University of Tromsø, Norway

13:35-13:45

 

Arctic Security in a Global Context

Helga Haftendorn

Free University of Berlin, Germany

13:45-13:55

 

The Jan Mayen Dispute between Iceland and Norway, 1979-1981. A Study in Successful Diplomacy.

Gudni Johannesson

Reykjavík Academy, Iceland

13:55-14:05

 

Friday 25 January

 

Faroe Islands: Hydrocarbon Exploration and its Impact on the Faroese Society

Sigurd Jakupsstov

University of the Faroe islands, Faroe Islands

09:00-09:20

The Benefits and ‘Costs of Cold’: The United States and Arctic Economics in the 21st Century

Heather Conley

Center for Strategic and International Studies, USA

09:20-09:30

 

Developing North American Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas

Andreas Østhagen

The Arctic Institute, USA

09:30-09:40

 

Canadian Offshore Drilling Policy: a Study of the Arctic Council’s Soft Power

Marc-Andre Dubois

Stockholm University Department of Political Science, Sweden

09:40-09:50

 

Russia’s Arctic Oil and Gas: Petroleum Extraction and Geopolitical Implications

Julia S. P. Loe

Pöyry, Norway

09:50-10:00

 

The Delimitation Agreement in the Barents Sea: The Role of Energy, Law and Foreign Policy

Arild Moe

Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway

10:50-11:00

 

Assessing Soviet/Russian State and Business Interests in the Marine Border Negotiations with Norway

Filimonova Nadezhda

Uppsala University, Sweden

11:00-11:10

 

Rosneft and the Russian Arctic Shelf: Corporate Power vs. Development

Jonas Grätz and Ingerid Opdahl

Center for Security Studies at ETH Zürich, Switzerland and Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway

11:10-11:20

 

Gas in the Barents Sea - How can we make it commercial?

Morten Anker

Pöyry, Norway

11:20-11:30


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